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good morning, triple threat. hurricane igor has rapidly strengthened into a dangerous category 4 storm and could become a category 5 later today. and two more systems are threatening to intensify as well. al is on the case. nbc news exclusive. 15-year-old josie ratley relearning colors and the alphabet six months after being viciously beaten outside of her school. this morning we'll hear from her. wild night. lady gaga cleans up at the mtv music video awards. and lindsay lohan shows up to poke fun at herself. >> you're a medic. you think jaechb one is worse than a drunk? take it from me. they don't. and it's her performance that has people talking today. monday, september 13th, 2006. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. hurricane igor s. getting pretty serious packing quite a punch as it churns in atlantic now threatening to be the first category 3 in five years. >> right behind it julio the tenth named storm of the season. more than all last year. also new details on the deadly natural gas explosion in california that destroyed dozens of homes. residents have been allowed to return for the first time and the company that owns the pipeline is now being ordered to survey all of its natural gas lines in the state. we'll have the late nest a live report just ahead. plus, as parents, you want to believe that our kids pay attention when we warn them about being safe when we can't be there. but we're not sure if they're actually learning. >> an undercover camera investigation reveals what teens
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do when they think they are alone. some call it a parent's dream being a play on the wall. first to the looming threats in the atlantic including hurricane igor. al roker is upstairs with the latest. busy morning. >> yes, it is. we have three systems to talk about. first of all, igor 940 miles east of the leeward islands, 150-mile-per-hour winds. expect it to be a category 5 by late they are morning. category 44 right now. west at 13. also julia 30 miles south-southwest at the southernmost cape verde islands. moving west at 13 miles per hour. then we have an area in the tropics. this really has a chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours. both of the big storms, igor and julia look like right now their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast
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being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would
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be rereleased but internal struggles in the country kept her there when she was supposed to be released on saturday. so there are no guarantees. another development in the swirling cldn't vrsy over that proposed mosque and islamic center near ground zero. the imam behind the project is not backing down, vowing again that the plan will move forward. nbc's ronllen has more now from lower manhattan. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the site of that proposed islamic center and mosque is down that street about 40 or 50 yards or so. behind me about two blocks from here you can see the edge of ground zero. the distance is about250 yards. that's too close for the opponents of the plan. the cleric trying to make it happen holds a rare news conference later today. lately he says theroject must go forward. duri an emotional weekend when the nation honor the heroes of september 11th, thousands of
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protesters for and against the islamic center also tried to make theiroices heard. the imam behind the project, what he calls a 13-story community center with a prayer space, now says moving further away from ground zero would help extremists recruit terrorists and put americans abroad at risk. >> the headline in the muslim worldill be, islam is under attack in america. this will strengthen the radicals in the muslim world. >> reporter: the imam also sai he never expected to causeuch an uproar and blames growing anti-muslim sentiment in the country stoked by politicians running for office. however, his critics say talki about possible violence undermin the imam's claim that he is a man of peace. >> he seems byis actions to be more interestedn confrontation than in healing. >> reporter: meanwhile, another potentially explosive confrontation was avoided when that pastor in florida announced on "today" that he would not burn muslim holy books to mark
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9/11. >> we will definitely not burn the koran,no. >> reporter: he says his point was made, that islam has a radical element. the pastor was also facing over 100 deat threats. he's been trying to hold a meeting with imam rauf but so far that has not happened. the imam says he will continue reaching out to september 11 families, religious leaders, civic leaders here and across the nation trying to make the case for the islamic center. >> ron allen this morning. the alleged leader of a major drug cartel is in custody this morning in mexico. mexican marines captured him on sunday known as el grande, he's been one of mexico's most wanted fugitives. yet another major fire is burning in colorado. a wildfire near loveland burned hundreds ofcres and at least one home on sunday. and it's about 35 miles from boulder, the scene of that even bigger fire last week that destroyed some -- more than, rather, 160 homes. when it comes to candy bars
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there is the fun size andhen there is this, a five-ton chocolate bar earned the taste of world record glory this weekend for a candy company in armenia. but it will not last long because the public gets to dig in next month to celebrate the company's tenth anniversary. se dreams do come true. 7:07. >> i'll just have a small piece. >> what's going on, mr. good morning. watch out for fog this morning. live view from the sky watch camera showing a shallow layer of dense fog draped over the
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landscape. this is looking west of our vantage point here in upper northwest washington. montgomery county there in the distance in the fog. many locations west of interstate in thick fog. a few isolated areas east of 95 as well in thick fog with temperatures in the 50s. highs today as the fog lifts and increasing sunshine, low 80s. re of the same tuesday and wednesday. and that's your latest weather. carl. thanks. now to politics and the midterm showdown now less than two months away. the most heated talk on the campaign trail is between the white house and the republican who could become the next speaker of the house, congressman john boehner. savannah guthrie at the white house with details. >> reporter: good morning to you. that war of words escalated over the weekend with the white house spokesman robert gibbs and congressman boehner trading barbs on twitter. the white house has looked to have a debate with republicans
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and in john boehner they think they have a good target. the present spent a somber weekend marking the anniversary of 9/11. this week, it will be back to politics as his party tries to hang on to its power with the crucial midterm elections now lest than two months away. on sunday, his senior adviser came out swinging, targeting john boehner, the man poised to become speaker if republicans win control of the house. >> he wants to cancel the obama tax cuts that were part of the recovery act for the middle class and raise taxes on 110 million famies. >> reporter: the white house has made a calculated decision to go after boehner trying to make the ten-term ohio congressman the new face of the republican party. after "the new york times" published a sto sunday leging boehner is cozy with lobbyists, press secretary robert gibbs posted about it on twitter four times, even taking a shot at boehner's trademark tan. on wednesday, the president
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invoked the congressman's name eight mes in a speech in cleveland. >> mr. boehner, mr. boehner, mr. boehner, mr. boehner, mr. boehner, mr. boehner. >> reporter: the very place boehner had given a speech two weeks before slamming the president's economic plans. >> there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy we had already tried during the decade they were in power. >> we have offered him new ideas for the last 20 months. and speaking of new, i wonder what's new about me stimulus spending, more taxes and more uncertainty for american small businesses. >> reporter: elected in 1990, boehner has become one of the most outspoken members of the republican party. but outside washington he's still relatively unknown. the white house is looking to change that. >> so what the white house is trying to do here is put a face on what has been a somewhat abstract argument.
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by elevating bhner you give him more visibility and put him a more central role on the stage. >> reporter: congress comes back this weekend. a key issue is whether to extend the bush tax cuts. the presiden wants to extend them, make them permanent for the middle class but not the wealthiest americans. republicans including congressman boehner would like to seehem extended for everyone including the wealthiest americans. but he did seem to open a little wiggle room this weekend saying he could support a tax cut just for the middle class if that's the best deal he can get. >> robert gibbs is the white house press secretary. mr. gibbs, good morning to u. >> good morning. how are u? >> great, thank you. savannah just said congressman boehner said over the weekend he will vote for the president's plan to extendax cuts to just middle class earners if he has to. certainly sounds like he's trying to take a bipartisan approach re? do you welcome it or are you suspicio of it? >> we would certainly welcome it. the president outlined we shouldn't hold the middle class
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hostage. we oug to continue the tax cuts in place for tough economic times. so if congressman boehner wants to do that, i certainly think that would be a good thing and bipartisan thing. we'll see whether what we get is what congressman boenler said, what his spokesman said and a whole host of things. but certainly it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in play. >> why all these attacks on boehner? the president invokes his name eight times in on speech, you tweet about him or the weekend. the dnc says it's running an anti-boehner ad tomorrow and there's an anti-boehner website in the works. wh's behind the strategy here? >> this isn't directed at the individual. it's directe at the ideas and the values. >> sure is cikd at the individual. you have name hi repeatedly. >> meredith, that's his name. it would be hard to direct it to somebody out in theether.
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he outlines an economic philosophy that sounds a lot like we had for eight years that got us into this mess. i think the american people want to know who would be in charge of the house, who's leading the republicans in this election season and i would think that congressman boehner would welcome that. >> and you think he represents more of the same if boehner became the leader of the house, that he represents the old bush policies? i think he represents the eight years that got us into this mess -- cozy with lobbyists, tax cuts for the wealthy. letting wall street decide what's best for the american people. we tried that and it didn't work. it failed miserably. millions of people a out of work because of those ideas. certainly in this election season i think the american people are not going to want to go back to what congressman boehner advocated many of those years. >> yet if you look at the majority of the independent voters they're not going back and thinking of bush policies
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but thinking about the past 20 months and obama policies and they don't like what they see. how is he going to change their minds with this strategy? >> i think most of alle have to put in front of the american people and independent voters a choice. most of those polls have focused on what the president has done, and i think the cversation has to be broadened and include where the republicans would take us because that's what elections are about. they're about what's going to happen next and in the future. the best way to know what republicans wi do in the future is look what they've done in the past. take us back into the policies that got us into this mess. cozy with the lobbyists and tax breaks for the wealthy. >> yet 58% of the people in our most recent nbc news/"wall street journal" poll say they beeve it's republicans that will introduce new ideas, not the democrats. >> your poll showed the second most potent ide against somebody running for congress would be returning tthe bush policies. we're going to take the next 50 some days to convince people
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that's exactly wt the republicans will do. on nbc's "meet the press," the republican campaign committee chairman said exactly that. we want to go back to the bush policies. so we just need the american people to understand their words and i think that will highlight the difference between moving forward and strengthening our recovery that's added jobs in the past eight months or the kind of policies that got us into this. >> the president was on the road last week in clevelandnd went off script at one point and ferred to powerful interests aligned against him that he said talked abo him like he was a dog. what are these powerful interests at he's talking about specifically? >> ok, meredith, i think he was making a little joke. but i think there's no doubt there are big wealthy corporions in this country. there's a lot of very mad people on wall street that the president passed financial reform that are investing in people like john boehner in hopes that he becomes speaker. he's had a cozy relationship with lobbyists for quite some time. they're handing him a lot of
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money in hopes he'll be a l closer to power come end of november. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs, as always, thank you for your time. 7:16. now to morning california where some residents are allowed to return home after last week's deadly gas explosion that flattened a neighborhood. look at this google map image taken before the fireball erupted. now look at those same houses today. utter destructio nbc's miguel almaguer is in san bruno, california, with the latest. >> reporter: the death toll stands at four wle four others remain missing, their fate uncertain, this as many begin to pick up the pieces of their lives. hundreds returned home to an army of utility workers. >> you might want to stay back a little bit. reporter: restoring gas service after st week's blast. for some, the first confirmation that their homes had been
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spar. the damage in this neighborhood was widespread, yet sporadic. the difference between a home completely destroyed and one still standing was a matter of feet. >> five hses from the stop sign. >> reporter: like dozens of others, this family weren't allowed to pas a police barricad becau their home sits too close to the blast site. do you think your house is still standing? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this as new video surfaced of t ruptured gas line. the intensity of the fire spitting torch has never been so vid. thursday's fireball which kicked off a series of explosions in sin rited entire city blocks. 37 homes were destroyed. the blast from a pacific gas and electric pipeline so powerful that a 28-foot section of pipe was blown 100 feet into the air. the antiquated line isore than a half century old and was scheduled to be replaced within three years. investigators are looking for
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video of the blast for clues. >> the better we can document the exact location and extent of damage and injury, the better we are able to determine whathe cause ofhis accident was. >> reporter: meanwhile, cadaver dogs scour the neighborhood, this weekend havin found skeletal remains yet to be identified. among the dead, 20-year-old college student jessica morales as well as 44-year-old jacquelyn greig and her 13-year-old daughter vanessa. in a tragic coincidence jacquelyn worked for the state agency that regates pg&e. >> it's just very painful. >> reporter: a death toll that could rise in a community already stripped of souch. the ntsb is going to transport sections of that ruptured pipeline to have washingto d.c., for further analysis. meantime, a state regulator has ordered pacific gas and electric company to inspect all of its
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pipelines in hopes of avoiding another disaster. >> nbc's miguel almaguer. it's sefrp:19. on a much lighter note the mtv music awards was held last night. if you missed the show you missed a big night of stars and of surprises. here's nbc's george lewis. >> for best female video to lady gaga. >> reporter: aevening that belonged to lady gaga nominated for an unprecedented 13 mtv awards. she took home 8 of them. >> tonight little monsters are the cool kids at the party. >> the vma for best pop video to lady gaga. >> repter: the "bad romance" video kept picking up award after award. >> god bless pop music and god bless mtv tv. >> reporter: teen heartthrob justin bieber who performed for the audienceout side nokia
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theater in los angeles was named the best new artist. >> coming from a little town in canada, i never thought i would be in this position. thank you to everybody. >> reporter: the real trademark of this show has been rock stars behaving badly. and this year host chelsea handler egged on the celebs in the audience. >> so i want to encoura everyone to be on their worst behavior. >> reporter: there was that moment last year when taylor swift was accepting her award. >> so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a vma award. >> reporter: and kanye west jumped onstage hogging the microphone. >> but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. >> reporter: west was widely ndemned for doing that and even drew a rebuke from president obama. >> he's a jackass. >> reporter: this year as clips from that played on an old black and white tv swift sg a song about innocence and forgiveness. ♪ i guess you really did this time ♪
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>> reporter: west also performed. an obscenity-laced song poking fun at his critics and perhaps also at himself. ♪ making her first tv appearance after being let out of jail in rehab, lindsay lohan kidded chelsea handler about alcohol abuse. >> do you think anyone will work with a drunk? take it from me, they don't. >> repter: biggest award of the night video award of the year and another award for lady gaga who with tea in her eyes managed a plug for her next song. another first for awards shows. the singing acceptance speech. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> we've been trying to find ways to describe the last outfit. looks like strips of raw beef, right? >> pretty gross. >> a lot of costume change. >> a lot. but she's areat artist.
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>> nice to see kanye and taylor swift sort of bury the hatchet. >> she won eight awards. i think that was the most. >> gabriel came in first. second most. i think the 13 nominations was -- big deal for her. >> big night. just ahead, theoad to recovery for 16-year-old text rage victim josie ratley. show you just how much she's come and talk exclusively with her mom. still to come, a husband
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good morning. it's 7:26 on this monday, the 13 day of september. i'm joe krebs. in theews for today, the dskins opened the mike shanahan/donovan mcnabb era with a 13-7 win over the dallas cowboys. the game came down to the final seconds when a dallas touchdown was called back because of a holding penalty. this ends the skins' three-game losi streak again the cowboys, one of the team's biggest rival. we'll take a break and come back and look at our weather forecast and check out the traff too.
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good morning. we have some patchy dense fog just west of washington mainly but we do also have some fog east of washington, but the thickest fog, live view fr our sky watcher camera looking toward montgomery county in the distance and points west where it's in the 50s now. the thick fog will be dissipating by mid-morning. sunack this afternoon. low 80s. jerry, how's the traffic. >> a lot of folks getting caught by surprise because of 95 southbound, a parking lot. a tractor-trailer accident and the right side is tied up. speaking of the fog, the american legion bridge, if you're heading out b aware that it could be an issue and plan accordingly. accordingly. >> wake up with us every day.
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7:30 on? monday morningeptember 13, 2010. fall not officially here but starting to feel like it. back with these fine folks at rockefeller plaza. inside studio 1-a meredith vieira alongside carl quintanilla filling in for matt this morning. the long and difficult recovery for josie ratley. coming up we're going to hear from her and talk exclusively to her mother. also ahead,ow well are your kids really listening when you talk to them about things like stranger danger or the risks of distracted driving? prepare toe surprised when we show you what some undercover cameras are revealing. later, a father-to-be who made the ultimate sacrifice to save his wifend unborn child when he saw a car comin right
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at them. that man's wife speaks out coming up. but we're going to begin this half hour with josie ratl, the florida teen who was nearly beaten to dth outside of her cool six months ago. we're going to talk to her mom exclusively in a moch but first nbc's michelle kosinski has the latest. >> reporter: this is where it happened six months ago where witnesses say sheas savagely beaten by a boy her own age now charged as an adult with attempted murder. we were able to meet josie for the first time and almost couldn't believe it was her. she's come so far. she had been in a drug-induc coma and had three brain surgeries. she still has a long way to go. this is her story. this smiling, thoughtful young woman is josie ratley today. out for pizza with her mother. you might say he's any 15-year-old. all nailolish and lip gloss
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and music. >> miley cyrus. >> reporter: jose yee had us laughing chatting aut an upcoming concert with her mom. your mom could look like a teenager, i bet. those little moments of teenage embarrassment, eveattitude. are such a beautiful thing. it is hard to believe this was josie six months ago. part of her left brain so damaged, it had to be removed. five months ago, a heartbreaking struggle. today -- >> so what is that colo it's your favorite word. >> blue. >> and this letter? >> ga. >> it would be da. >> reporter: struggle is still very much a part of josie's life but with her cognitive therapist who is volunteering her time, she has made strides.
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>> "l." >> "l." that spells like levi. >> yeah, exactly. awesome! how many do we have now? ready? >> ten. >> good. >> rorter: josie was a talented artist. this is her work. now, she still loves art but can no longer draw. she has learned to color. >> good, you're using your right hand. >> reporr: and is very particular. >> and with the leaveso -- you use this one. >> i went out of the lines, so she's outlining it off to make it perfect. >> reporter: imagine having to relearn erything from showering to the simplest words. >> what is this? >> fork. >> good. what do you do with a fork? >> reporter: she's just starting her abc's again. >> what sound does "a" make? >> reporter: can run through colors. >> red, green, red -- >> reporter: but often gets stuck on blue. her brain finds a way around it. >> sky. >> it's what? >> the sky.
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>> okay. it's in the sky, right. so the sky color is what? blue. >> reporter: these days have been bittersweet for her mother. >> she looks wonderful. but the inside is still healing. iteems like she remembers pieces and stuff like that from the past, but she doesn't remember too much of the present. >> rorter: and she has no idea what happened to her, does she? >> no, not at all. she says, you know, i used to know how to read and i can't read now. >> i can't do that. never. >> don't ever say never. >> never say never. you can. >> it's kind of like if you have take a jigsaw puzzle and throw it all over the table that's what happened to her brain. now we're putting the puzzle back together piece b piece. >> we all hope for 100%, you know, but no one knows what the limit is going to be. i have a lot of conversation with god about that. she's erything. and if he took that away from
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me -- >> reporter: emotion is a constant. but mom hilda says small victories are starting to win out. >> this morning i couldn't find my glasses and i got upset. and she goes, mom, really? she says, you are going to get all upset for a pair of glasses? that gives me -- i gotears in my eyes and she goes, mom, don't start crying. because i'm always hiding it. it's hard not to cry. school bus was on the side of the car. she goes, mom, i remember i was on one of those. and i says, yeah. i said, do you miss that? not really, she goes. you know. so i was just quiet, you know. she goes you're not crying, are you? no. >> let's put it together. good. getting better at this. >> just don't give up on my baby. prayers.
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>> reporter: we asked her mother what josie needs and she would say only prayers. those close to her say josie could use games for her wii system, puzzles and things that stimulate her brain and her mother cou use help at home caring for her but it takes more resources than she has right now. >> thank you very much. hilda gotay, josie ratley's mother and josie's attorney are with us. i couldn't help noticing during the piec you did tear up. what are you feeling? what are you thinking? >> sad. very sad. just thinking all the time how my daughter is. and where is she going and hope that she'll get better. >> she has made substantial strides, though, i the past six
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months from where she started, which is a very positive thing. >> yes, she has. and i'm looking forward for more progress, you know. i'm -- i would love to see her the way she was, you know she has lots to learn, a lot to learn. physical, she's great. she looks beautiful. >> sheoes. >> but the inside of her brain is not very good. >> whatre the doctors saying about recovery for josie long term? >> well, they don't know what the limit is going tobe, you know. they don't know if it's going to be 100%. they don't know it's 40%, 50%. we all of course are strivg for the 100%.
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so nobody knows, you know. >> so a typical day for josie and for you would be what? at this point. >> a typical day for us is basically we stay home alot, you know. she goes to her therapist and from there we spend a lotf time together. we don't go out too much, trying to keep her safe. >> trying to keep her safe? >> yes. >> and how -- i mean, it's got to be extremely difficult for you as a parent to see your child go through this. how do you hold up d to day? obviously, she teasing you all the time saying, mom, don't cry. >> yeah. i don't draw on anything. i don't watch the news. and i try to live my life like we used to live it, you know, evy day. and sometimes it's pretty hard when i stand back and i look at
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her, you know. and there goes the dwelling and it gets me upset. so it's hard. it's hard. but i try to live my life normal d i try to have her do t same thing, you know, not worry about anything. >> as best she can and continue to learn. shawn, you he given notice to the broward county school system about a possible civil suit. can you tell us about that? >> sure. in florida when you're dealing with a government aal system li the school system you have to give out a notice. i have reached out to the school system to talk to them not only specifically about josie's case but how can we do things for the bigger issues especially with schools starting up and this issue of texting and things happening that weren't around when i was certainly a kid. >> you've reached out. have they responded? >> they haven't. that's been really frustrating
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because i talked to them about the fact i understand our differences with regard to josie but there's a big issue out there th we should b working together on. and so far they haven't responded. that's been frustrating to us because we do want to make sure we can make whatever difference we can make so you're not sitting on this couch with somebody else telling a similar story. >> i'm sure there's a lot of anger, hilda, tt you feel toward what happened. do you ever think you'll be able to let going of that feeling? >> honestly, i don't think so. i think the only time that that would happen is when i see my baby able to function, you know, on her own and i know that i don't have to worry about her, god forbid, if something happens to me, she's able to take care of herself. >> i know the community has been veryresponsive, given toys and puzzles and various things to help your daughter. what do you need now most of all going forward? >> well, i'd like to know more
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about nutritious things that she's supposed to be eating to help develop her brain. i really doesn't know the proper things i need to give her and i would like to be taught that so she gets the right care at home too. >> well, w look forward to the day that she joins you here on the couch and is doing well. we're praying along with
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good morning. we've had some dense fog forming over the last couple of hours. here's a live view showing that fog over northwest washington in the distance is montgomery county to the right, arlington and fairfax countys to the left, so watch out for that fog this morning. temperatures general low in the 50s around the region. right now low to mid-60s in washington and around the bay. highs as the fog dissipates and increasing sunshine, in the low 80s. more of the same tuesday and wednesday and perhaps some rain thursday. and don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day or night. go to the weather channel o cable or weather.com online. up next, what do your kids do when they think you aren't
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back at 7:. you can't be with your kids all of the time so as parents you try toive them the skills to look out for themselves. do those lessons really sck when you're not watching. kate smith is here with an eye-opening report. evy parent would love to ve this. being able to watch your kids and see i they could make the judgments you've tried to instill in them. >> exactly, when you're not around. what we wanted to do is see whether those lessons are sticking and challenge them in certain areas. we looked at everything from bullying, what happens when they see bullying happen. we looked at stranger danger,
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what happens when somebody comes to the front door and a number of other topics, all hoping to start a conversation between parents and their children. >> tell me about the first clip because these are teens who are driving and they're not necessarily paying attention to the road. >> we partnered with a company called drive cam. they put cameras in cars of novice drives for the first year that they're out there. the kids know the cameras are there but look what happens anyway. ♪ >> reporter: this teen is putting on lipstick. this one is changing tracks on an ipod. this one is chatting on the cell. >> oh, [ bleep ]! >> reporter: tee so dangerously distracted, they've lost focus.
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[ screams ] >> we should mention no one in those videos were hurt. >> luckily. >> but that's pretty astounding footage what they're doing when they're alone. you talked to some of these younger people. >> right. >> and their lesson was, hey, we're watching you have guys as parents do it too. >> this is the take-away. they all say it's you. it's the parents that are -- hello, myself included. at a stop light checking our phones and blackberries. we sat with a group of 4 to 7-year-olds and talked to them about their parents' use of technology. you wouldn't believe not just the safety issues -- they talked about their parents texting and driving- but the emotional impact on kids. >> set sup this next clip which involves the decision whether or not you get in a car with someone who appears to have been drinking. >> and we all teach our teenagers don't ever get in a car. call me if somebody is -- you think they've been drinking. a fake reality tv show invited people to a casting call. when the parents and kids got
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there. we told the parents we're "dateline nbc" but we'd like to watch and see what your kids do when an actor they think has been drinking is handed the car keys. >> what? you're drinking alcohol? >> whatever. it's my birthday. >> reporter: we told them it's time to drive over to a studio that's taping and throw the keys the actor who appears to have been drinking. >> you get to drive. >> you're actually driving? >> reporter: their moms are watcng on a monitor to see what they'll do. they head to the parking lot and everybody hops in. breal even makes a stunning death at her school caused by a drunk driver. >> my friend just passed away from driving. >> reporter: we let them drive off but not far. they pulled back around to be greeted by our cameras and their disappointed parents. >> did you know he was drinking? >> yeah. >> he told you? and did you think it was smart to get in the car with him? >> no. >> so why did you?
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>> that's the ing. these kids know what they did was wrong. you say to protect them, give them the chance to save face with their friends, right? >> there's a couple of things we learned from this. we worked with experts all throughout these scenarios. one of the things is be severe about this. tell them the consequences are serious and give them -- tell them what the punishment will be if they get i a car with a drunk driver. not only punishment but use that to save face. they can say, i can't get into this car with you because my mom wi take away my driver's license. also give them a text mesge they can send you as sime as 111 means, mom, come get me now so they don't have to say anything out loud. >> watch the show together perhaps. >> we hope. >>atch kate's full report on "dateline" 10:00, 9:00 central here on nbc. we're back after this. hey mom. i just got your package;
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7:56 is our time right now. 62 degrees. you can see a lot of fog around the area right now as we look
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through a hazy picture of the jefferson memorial. good morning. i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 13th of september. in the news for today, fairfax county police remain othe scene of a late-night murder in springfield. police tell us a man was killed in a home in the 680 block of field master drive in sprifield. all police will tell us about the investigation is that the man was targeted and there's no reason for neighbors to be concerned about their safety. well, today is the final day of early voting in the district. mayor aian fenty is in a tough re-election bid against vincent gray. tomorrow is primary day in d.c. and in maryland. we'll take a break now and come back at look at our weather forecast and check out the monday morning traffic too. this kenmore elite multi-motion washe..
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k now on this monday morning, the 13th of september, 2010. here in rocfeller plaza. a lot of smiles. i'm meredith vieira along with carl quintanilla. matt has the day of just ahead, a hearteaking story. >> erin and brian wood are expecting their first child coming this november. a few days ago their c crossed the center line of the highway. a car was headed for their suv. that's when brian made this spt-second decision to save his wife and unborn children but she's going to share the story just ahead. on a much lighter note more ofur parenting series. today why is it we women turn into our mothers. i don't know quite how it happens but it does.
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sometimes it's a very good thing. and we're going to get some design from the design guru himself mr. nate berkus and ben affleck is going to be stopping by. oh, look at your face. >> i like ben. >> all gushy and everything. >> you be quiet. first a check of the top stories with ann curry at the news desk. swiss diplomats are making arrangements to post bail for sarah shourd, one of the three american hikers held captive in iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad promised she would released this weekend but iran's judiciary spped in with conditions that include a $500,000 bail. inspectors are assessing how many people died in the fire in safrancisco that destroyed about 50 homes. they say four bodies have now been discovered and several people are still missing. residents were allowed to return to their homes on sunday and a
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section of the ruptured pipe suspected in the natural gas explosion was sent to washington for analysis. firefighters are battling a new fire in northern colorado that forced hundreds of people from the homes on sunday. the fire near loveland is about 35 miles from the one that destroyed more than 160 homes last week outside of boulder. that fire is expected to be fully contained today. and a rescue team is waiting for blizzard conditions to clear this morning so it can fly to antarctica and rescue an american man who is in serious medical condition. the patient, who has not been identified, is at the u.s. mcmurto base science base and at this time of year in antarctica there aronly about 1 1/2 hours of daylight for the plane to
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quite a bit o fog around this morning. as we look at the live view from our sky watcher camera, northwest washington in the foreground. this ishe horizon in the distance. can'tell much of a difrence between the horizon and the cloudy sky over the fog. and we have temperatures around the region in the 50s andow 60s. nothing showing up on radar right now. highs should reach the low 80s today with increasing sunshine after the fog dissipates. and then tomorrow mostlsunny, low 80s, more of the same on wednesday.
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that's your latest weather. meredith. >> al, thank you very much. up next, a husband makes the ultimate sacrifice in a tragic accident to save his wife and unborn child. she will share her emotional story right after this. the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq®, a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual anges in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens and young adults. pristiq is not approved for chdren under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. taking pristiq with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. tell your doctor about l your medications, including those for migraine, to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition. pristiq may cause or worsen high bloodressure, high cholesterol, or glaucoma. tell your doctor if you have heart disease or before you reduce or stop taking pristiq. side effects may include nausea, dizziness and sweating.
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able to hug my husband just one more time. >> reporter: in an impound lot in whidbey island, washington, covered by a plastic tarp is what's left of erin and brias car. sitting next to it is a tan chevy blazer, the one that beca the weapon that killed a father-t father-to-be. >> i remember knowing like right then that he was gone because there wasn't anybody paying attention to him. and, you know, no one was helping him out of e car or talking to him. there was no movement over there. >> reporter: investigators say the driver of the other car, 21-year-old jordyn weichert, was taking off her sweater, allowing one of her friends in the passenger seat to take the wheel instead. >> apparently the vehicle crossed offensive the center lip. they both jerked the wheel, overreacted then had to
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overcompensate and lost control and that's when they came head-on into the husband and wife. >> reporter: but it's what that husband did that is tly remarkable. with the suv beari down brian slammed on the brakes and swerved just enough to take the full impact of the crash on his side, a split-second act of love and bravery, his wif says, for her and the child he's never met. >> that was a choice that he made to sacrifice himself to keep me and the baby safe because it's just the kind of guy he was always. >> reporter: brian's parents, soon to be grandparents, are at ast comforted by that. >> his fir thought was for that baby and his wife. so it -- i'm sure he did it without even consciously realizing it. >>eporter: brian wasn't the only casualty. two passengers in the other car were killed as well. the cause, police suspect dui. the 21-year-old driver was arrested and charged but not with driving drunk but driving drugged. investigators found cocaine,
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marijuana and heroine all in the car along with a 25 caliber hand gun. as infuriating as that may be, brian's parents say there's no room for anger. >> anger won't help. love will. >> reporter: a message that brian's wife wants her baby to know. >> that daddy loves him very much. and that daddy is in heaven lookg down on us. >> reporter: he missed his first born without even knowing if he had a boy or a girl. the baby is dew in november, a gift now more precious than ever. for "today," lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. >> and erin wood is with us now. erin, good morning to you. our deepest sympathies to you. thank you for sharing your story with us this morning. bere i ask you about anything el -- >> thank you very much. >> -- can you tell us is everything okay with your pregnancy? what have the doctors told you? >> yes. after the acdent, all the
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doctors that saw me were very careful to monitor the baby. and ahough there were some early contractions and concern about that, the excellent care i received made sure that the baby is safe. >>t's -- your baby is due november 5, so you're in the last couple of months here. how are you feeling? >> well, i was feeling good before the accident. physically, i'm still doing well. starting to slow down, just like anyone inheir third trimester. but, yeah, physically, i'm doing pretty well. >> take me back to the night of the accident. there's this out-ofontrol chevy blazer. it's heading right for you. what do you remember about that moment? you've described it as almost being dream-like. >>yeah. i was actuay dozing a little bit in the car on the way down. and so i remember opening my eyes and seeing a car swerve in
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and out of our lane and then kind of flip. and that's the last thing that i remember. it really was dream-like, because i didn't -- i didn't connect that it was actually happening. i think i was probably in shock or something le that. but the next thing i remember is that there were medical personnel talking to me and people talking to me andrying to ask questions and get me out of the vehle. >> and you remember a moment where you looked down and you saw brian's ha? >> yeah. the only visual memory i have -- i have audible memory of some of what happened. but the only visual memory i have is the car erving. and then the next thing i remember seeing is brian's hand next to me. and then i don't have any other visual memory until iet to the hospital. >> what do you think would have happened if brian hadn't turned the wheel? >> i think -- it's pretty
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obvious if you look at the car that if it would have been a head-on crash, we bot would have been killed instantly, alg with our baby. and so he definitely -- i mean, he saved us. he made that choice. and i'm thankful for that. >> does it surprise you at all that he gave up his life to save your life and your baby's life? you've talked about how selfless he was in life. >> yeah. it's not a surprise at l. i mean, he was very excited for this baby and always just incredibly lovg towards me and putting me first. and just an amazing guy. and so, no, it doesn't surprise me it breaks my heart, and it also fills me with -- with gratefulness. i'm just glad that he's being
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remembered as someone who really was willing to make that sacrifice. >> you would be celebrating your fifth anniversary soon. how are you coping with this? d what are you going to tell your child about brian? >> i'm -- i don't know -- i'm not coping well. i don't think you can cope well in a situation like this. i'm just trying to draw a lot of strength right now from knowing that he had made that choice to save me and the baby. and so i can't waste that gift. and he wouldn't want me to. and so i'm just -- i'm trying to focus on what i need to do right now, which is eat and sleep and take my vitins and just do my job as a mom. that gives me some comfort just to focus on those things and focus the joy that we'll have
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once this baby is born. >> erin, it can't be easy to talk about it. but if it means that we're able to tell people about brian, maybe it's worth it. we appreciate your time this morning. >> thanks so much. i think the biggest thing for me is just to -- just -- it's a reminder to everyone to please just hug your family and love them and make sure that they know that you care about them, because i really would give anything just to see brian and hug him one more time. and so if that just acts as a reminder to eryone to do that with the people that ty're blessed to have in their lives, that's my hope. >> erin wood, thank you very much. and we'll be right back. hard thing. i was, like, the firsperson to leave home. ♪
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this morning on "today's family,". from the mannerisms we see in the mirr the idea you're turning into your mom can an startling realization. >> you're becoming more like your mother with every passing day. >> you're becoming more like my mother's mother with every passing day. >> that's it. >> for many o us it's the worst nightmare. >> i think we turn into our mother the day we are born and quite frankly spend the rest of our lives trying not to be. >> buthen it happens. >> oh, my god, this is horrible. i've been trying so hard to not be my mother i didot see this coming. >> when you start to see these traits and things, you go i didn't intend to be like that. >> whether it's the glas the gesture, the thingsou nev thought you'd say -- >> because i said so!
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>> until you do. >> because i said so. that comes up a lot. >> i think it's when i finally perfected the stink eye. my mom would just have to look at me a certain way and i would run for the hills or shu my mouth. >> there were times ways like, i can't be like my mom. she worries about everyone. i do too. >> but is being like your mom really a bad thing? according to a recent survey on ivillage 56% believe they've become their mother. >> we have to face the fact we live our entire growing-up years with our mothers and fathers. how canou not become a little like them. >> daughters hate their mother. i think it's a law of nature but then theyome back. >> the worst is when people say you remind me so much of your mother now. sometimes i think that freaks me out but in the end i know it's a great compliment. >> cindy levee is editor in
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chf of "glamour" magazine and we have a lifestyle expert. harriett, is it jur just our destiny to become our moms in looks and attitude? >> i think so. bu i love that because as it was said, we grow up with our mothers. our mothers are the closest to us as we grow up. we see how they beha. we also have their genes and we discover at a certain point, you know, after teens, 20s and 30s as we grow up, wow, my mother says that, wow, my mother does that. and after you have children, my mother gave that eye and i give that eye and it works and i love it. >> why are we so afraid of it? >> i think, first of all, it's about aging. you realize -- you think you're going to be your own person and then all o a sudden, oh, my gosh, i have become my mom. a turning point for me i was at a business luncheon and reached in to pull out the card and
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realized i had three bags with snacks. it doesn't matter i'm a the four seasons. i'm still my mother. when you ask young people, a lot of them say i want to become my mom. she was awesome. i think moms have become role models. >> can you pick and choose characteristics? because there are always some you don't want to adapt. >> i think what happens is in the moment of awareness when you realize you're doing something that your mother es, if you like it, you embrace it and nurture it. if you don't like it you have to work hard as the dickens to figure out i'm not going to do that. that's something mom did that i don't have to do. >> often you see it once you have your own children and responding to your own kids. have you seen yourself or your kids because you both have little girls -- 6 1/2 or 7 years olds. >> i think is things that come out of your mouth. my mom every time she started the car she would say off we go like a burst of light like a herd of turtles. i hate it.
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now when my kids are in the back seat i say it too. they roll their eyes. >> are you hearing your kids say anything back to you? >> my mother would shower me with kisses and it would drive me crazy. my daughter told me i do the same thing. so i said, mom, i'll do you and her. i had no idea i didn't do that because i didn't like it when i was a kid. but you understand you love your kids so much. but it's me as my mother. >> what's interesting is you spend so many years running away from your mother but it's part of you. >> it's not just biology because i have a stepmother i've been cle to for 30 years. i'also becoming my stepmom. i can be eating mcdonald's at home with my family, cloth napkins and that's my stepmom. >> i think moms like it. >> i think it's great when we love our mothers and want to be them.
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8:26 is your time now, 63 degrees. foggy out there in the nation's capital. are we going to have a nice day? tom will have your forecast right after the news. good morng. it is monday, september 13th, 2010. in the news for today prince george's county sheriff michael jackson has picked up a big endorsement in his bid for county executive. the very man he is running to replace, jack johnson, gave jackson his support. he is running ainst fourther challengers in the democratic primary. we'll take a break and have weather and traffic when we come back. stay
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ood morning. here's the four-day forecast. the morning fog will be dissipating in another couple of hours. sunshine, highs low 80s in afternoon. more of the same tuesday and wednesday. how's the traffic? >> definitely watch out for the fog. still jammed 66, manassas most of the way on in. one more stop, we'll head over in town, accident inbound sou capital street, the frederick douglass bridge. traffic backing up behind it. jerry, thank you. join usevery day,
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8:30 on this monday morning, september 13, 2010. you're looking at the great folks -- actually not the great folks but the view from top of the rock. it's absolutely beautiful. >> great folks up there. >> definitely great folks there probably heading for work right now. we also have great folks gathered down here at rockefeller plaza at the start of the last full week of the summer. right now with ben affleck. he has been busy writing and directing and starring in the new thriller "the town." i said earlier i had a chance to see it last night. it's phenomenal. it's beautiful. >> the trailers look amazing.
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>> in chaeston where it's set iss much a character as ben. >> he directed and co-wrote it. terrific. >> he's getting three checks. also ahead interior design expert nate berkus showing you how to breathe new life into your living space. i think we're going to use this 3d mod on television to show you how to do it. also this morning we want to help our kids especially with all that's going on ithe economy to maybe talk to them about money, talk to them about the importance of it, how to deal with it. how you best do that. we're going to talk about that this morning. speaking of the economy, talking about that, the all-time great -- the reality show "the apprentice" is back again for a new season but going back to its roots. donald trump executive producer. gentlemen, good to see both of you. what made you decide, donald, to go back to the noncelebrity version? >> we've had so many requests,
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al. nbc and mark and myself g back together. the cebrity show has been a big hit but it's coming back in the spring. we thought we'd do a regular because of the economy and what's happened. the economyust tanked as you probably have heard. have you heard that? but the economy has totally tanked and it's really intesting. these people are down and out, well educated, smart. some cases beautiful but absolutely down and out. >> these are people that have lost their jobs or can'tet into the job market? >>hey had great jobs for the most part and great educations. one went to stanford and is now selling cupcakes. it's an interesting concept. relative very much to what we have now with the economy. >> are you as tough on them as you aron others in the past? >> i sat with them at the beginning and i said i really feel sorry for everybody in the room but i have to be really tough. turns out i'm probably toher. but we also do a lot of things for them to help them. and i think that will be evident
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during the show. >> you want to get a word in edgewise here? >> what's it like dealing with the donald? >> we don't have a bad word between us. i've never been fired. >> what's the status of "celebrity apprentice"? will that be coming back? >> back i think them february or march. great cast shaping up. back on sundays as usual and of course the normal apprentice , civilian apprentice starts this thursday, 9:00. >> can you size somebody up immediately and know whether they'll succeed? >> absolutely not. i'd like to say yes. i'm so often asked, i'll see those people, i'll safe there's a st, there's a star. >> you didn't think bret michaels -- >> i did i think
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good morning. we've been dealing with some dense fog this morning. a li view from the sky watcher amera showing blue sky over the fog that is beginning to lift a bit. it should be breaking up ever the next hour. zero visibility in frederick, at dulles, near zero visibility at manassas and cull pepper, but elsewhere the fog has broken up. highs today with increasing sunshine, low 80s. more of the same on tuesday and wednesday, probably not as much fog in the mornings. maybe some rain on thursday.
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and that's -- it's the machine! yes, this is a well-oiled machine. >> when you hear this music, what comes to mind? >> what muse snik. >> can you hear it? you got it? bonds, james bond. now the actual 164 astinartin that was used in goldfinger can be yours. here with rm auctions is here with the car. this car is not only the actual car but comes with all the gadgets that made bond famous too, right? >> absolutely. this car is in absolutely original condition a it was in "thunderball." >> including the license place that change? >> revolving licen plates.
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you can see front and year. the bulletproof screen. be careful here with the tire shredder. >> what about the machine guns? >> come on, we've got to see the machine guns. all opened up for you. >> wow! >> how much do you expect thi to go for? >> i think all cars should have these as an option, by the way. they come in handy. we've got the bumper ovriders that -- ramming devices. and of course the number plates revolve. >> how much do you think this is going to go for, don? >> we believe $5 million is the floor. we're going up from there. >> has a car ever sold for that much? >> yes. as a matter of fact, the highest price for a car ever at a public saleappened to be an rm sale that we did last year, $12.5 million. >> where do the proceeds go? >> and the proceeds go to the owners foundation, the jerry lee foundation, which combats the
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cial causes of crimes. >> here we have the ultimate crime-fighting vehicle raising money for -- >> shotgun! >> thankou so much. the car will be on sale in london at the end of next month on the 27th of october. >> thank you. >> and you know what today marks? >> what? >> it's your fourth anniversary here on the "today" show. four years ago today meredith started on the "today" show. >> thank you. >> happy anniversary. >> it's been a greatexperience. >> four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! four more years! >> anyhow, it's been a wonderful experience. >> we've had a great time. >> thank you, honey. > coming up next, more fun. >> thank you, honey. > coming up next, more fun. man: we need a sof something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps.
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or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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back now at 8:41 with academy award winner ben affleck, the writer, director and star of the new thriller "the town." he plays the leader of a group ofobbers in charlestown massachusetts who fear a witness may have seen more than she is letting on. >> take thecenic route? >> had a problem. >> what? >> look. >> so what? >> she lives four blocks away. >> i know. >> we didn't see anything. >> you sure? >> taking her for a ride didn't help. >> we'll find her. >> find her what? if she needs to get scared. >> she's already scared. >> maybe not scared enough. >> ben, good morning to you. >> thanks very much. >> i saw the movie last night. itsfantastic. really, really wonderful. it's about this area called charlestown which has produced
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more bank robbers than any square mile anyway. you grew up in cambridge, section of boston. >> wre i grew up was actually ne next to charlestown but worlds away. we knew these towny guys were tough and i guess in short i was sort of intimidated or scared by charlestown. they had this sort of code of silence. really the movie portrays charlestown now as it was inhe mid and late '90s when the bank robbery was in the heydays. >> you went back and talked to ex-cons and people currently in prison as well, rit? >> yeah. >> what was that like for y and them to have you come by? >> i don't know what it was like for them. probably surreal, like this guy shows up at the prison and says can i talko you about bank robbery. for me it was a little scary. i didn't know what to expect en i went into the prisons and i was intimidated by what would be in the room. ultimately the people who were there visiting these prisoners were just wives and childre
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mostly. >> because that was sort of -- that was a given in that community. that's the way people grew up. that's what became of people. >> in some part of there there was almost like i was told a trade passed down father to son and produced this sort of banditry. that's what i thought would make an interesting movie outside of the usual conventions of heist movie. >> you co-wroted and directed but also star in it. what is it about this character doug mcray that made you want to take on the role? >> i thought it would be a challenge. the first thing i liked is i got the opportunity to play the role. it's not a role that comes along very often. he's a flawed guy. he kind of wants to change. but also it's a love story too. so you had both aspects competing in the movie. >> there's a pivotal scene toward the end at fenway park. you're a major, major red sox fans. i don't know that they've ever done anything like that at fenway from what i understand. >> i don't think so. when you have a movie about a
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big heist in fenway park it was my dream, combining movies that i like like "heat" or something like that with the place i grew up, this iconic sport stage. >> and your accent in this film is really thick. is that the real ben affleck voice that i'm hearing? did you have gw up with that accent? i had a littl bit of an accent but sort of lost it as i got older because i wanted to be an actor. the guy i bed this character on had a stronger accent than i had growing up. >> do you worry "gone baby gone" and good will hunting way back then and this in boston identified as the guy who makes the movies. on the one hand who kid because if they're good they're good. >> i do. i really wanted to play the role but was hesitant to direct it because i didn't want t get pigeon-holed as boston crime johnny. maybe we can do it about rhode island. >> it's a gre movie and
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pleasure to have you here. >> thanks so much. >> i hope the family is good, kids are good? >> yes, everything is good. thank you. >> "the to" opens on friday. ben affleck. in a moment nate berkus helping us change the look of any room in your home. why is travel these days about what you give u and not what you get? like electricity for gadget power at your seat.
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♪ back now with our special series "at home with nate berkus today." this morning it's all about bringing new life to your living spaces. a little design interntion can change the look of any room. nate berkus is an interior design expert and host of "the nate berkus show" which premieres today. are you excited? >> i am. >> about all the buildup -- >> and the summer working on this. so excited for everybody to see what i've been working on. it's the best day. >> one of the things you're going to hhlight is this actually, the use of an instant designed studio. >> this is a sneak peek, meredith, d you're the first person to see it.
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>> i'm very honored. >> basically what i had is 3d gaming technology created for me exclusively for my show. what it is is the opportunity a a decorator -- i walk into people's homes every day. and immediately i know what i'd like to change. but the whole trick is to communicate that to people. >> right, exactly. >> i thought w can't i have a computer system that can chae things with the touch of my fingertip so anyone can put their real room, photo of the room with the dimensions into my design studio and see it instantly. >> you have an example today. you received a letter from a couple that wanted you to bring new life to their living space. >> that's right. >> firstet's look at what the entryway looked like. >> this is what their living room looks like now although they're not watching my show yet. so this is their living room now. if i go er here, this is their entry.
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i have to explain somethg. this is a young, fun, energetic couple with great taste and they wanted to add life in their home. >> this says nothing. >> it says nothing. it says i'm scared to do one thing. that's what it says. so what i'm able to do here is actually -- i'm ing to go back in the living room i can donate the pieces that i don't want, see how everything just disappeared and i left the sofas because they're investment pieces. they're basic. i can work with those and they said, we want to keep our sofas. then if i go into the walls this is where the personality comes through. i wanted to do something bold because they're young. i can update the paintolor throughout the entire room and i actually striped the entry. >> what made you do that? >> because i wanted the entry to be defined in a way. see how cool that is? now you can see the perspective of the whole house. >> so this really is the floorplan? >> this is literally their home transformed instantly before
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their eyes. >> is that wallpaper? >> no, i painted a stripe in a lavender and darker gray and then i carried t darker gray over into the living area a lot of people have those open floor plans and don't know where to end the color. that's a great way to have personality when you first come in and then you can take one of the colors that you use and bring that through the rest of the space. >> after that you said you donated certain items le the coffee table. >> date is my favorite key i have to say. then what i do is go into my catalog and i have all the products thai need in here. so i'm going to add a rug which defines the seating area. >> is that a real rug that they can purchase? >> absolutely. on the show's website i'll show people where to get any of these products. this then i'm going to add a coffee table and i updated it with a round limestone and iron. >> why did you choose that coffee table? >> i felt it was easier to move around and a little more elegant than what they had.
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it felt like an upgrade to me. so then if i go in here as well, i'm going to add lighting. i decided to add a chandelier because i really felt like that would -- >> drama. >> we're doing drama this morning. but i love the chant lear in a family room ace. then if i go back here i'll add a storage piece for all the television equipment right underneath their tv. and then over here i can also add additional seating, because two sofas are never enough. you've got to create a "u" so when you have a party or when you have conversation pple can all face each other comfortably. everyone thinks you have to put sofa here and sofa here and tv here. that's not the case. >> this is a much better layout. >> conducive to conversation. >> why do you hang the tv on the wall sm. >> i don't have a problem with that. because i'm not a liar. th's why. i think if we like to watch tv we can watch tv. >> watch ourself. >> i haven't had the opportunity to do that. >> plus you have space.
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>> exactly. and i will do that. this is my favorite button. it's called final reveal where we add pillows and do a wall -- isn't this beautiful? and we do a wall here. you have a wall of framed objects and photos that takes your eye away from the television so it really feels ke a living space. but this way you can see basically these people -- i'll give them the plans. they can do evething and do it piece by piece because it's a lot easier to spend money if you know it will work. >> what is the first thing they should do? >> well, they own their sofas which was a great thing. i always tl people buy a sofa in a neutral fabric in as classic a style as you can because you'll never get tired of it. you can always change it up with accessories just like i've done here. but i think the sofa is the place to start and then the rug. and everything else comes gradually. you need somewhere to sit and you need the rm to feel defined. but othe than that, accessories, other chairs, floor lamps. that kind of stuff can come later. >> did they find off on this
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whole thing? >> they did now. now that it's on the "today" show. i can showou as well. i cano back in and here's what the entry looks like with a stripe and even created a beautiful area with a chest and lamp and mirror because people are hes hant to put furniture in the hallways but if you leave at least three feet, 36 inches, those are great spaces. >> this is great because i'm bad at visualizing things. >> everyone is. that's what i love about this because literallyeople are submitting these to me every day on the show and it's been fun to play with. >> nate berkus. congratulations. so much deserved. prieres today. check local listings for times and information. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they'reverywhere. ♪ yeah, you're right!
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so it's been four years today that you've been "today." does it feel like four years? >> yeah. no, it doesn'treally. >> any highlights over the time period? >> first day, downhill ever since. you know what, the thing about this show is every day there something cool. 8:56 is your time now, 65 degrees. fog settling over the nation's capital but it looks like we'll
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have a nice day. tom will have your forecast after the news. good morning, i'm eun yang. it is mond, september 13th, 2010. in the ws for today, it is the final day of early voting in the district. mayor adrian fenty is in a tough re-election bid against vincent gray. in maryland early voting ended last thursday. tomorrow is primary election day in d.c. and in maryland. president obama will make short trip to fairfax county, virgia, today. he is scheduled to meet with a family at their home this afteoon. he will discuss how the economy has affected their lifestyl the president made a similar visit last month to a home in ohio and had a kitchen table discussion with the family there. we'll take a break and have your weather and traffic when we come back, stay with us. ♪
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good morning. approaching 9:00 now. the fog beginning to lift, t still some patchy dense fog in a
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few areas west of interstate 95. as the afternoon progresses, increasing sunshine, highs low 80s. how's the traffic. >> it's been a challenge with the fog but right now it's just volume from springfield on up ward i-66. one more stop, 395, new lane configuration. lose the left lane at the 14th street bridge. >> thank you, jerry.
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back now with more of "today" on this monday morning, 13th day of september 20. looking like a great day in the heart of downtown manhattan. might see showe and thunderstorms later today. but kicking off with al roker and natalie morales and carl quintanilla from cnbc joining us while matt takes a little time off. coming up, lady luck on the side of lady -- >> a lot of talent but the mtv music video awards held in los angeles. lady gaga going home with eight moonmen as they're called. as aays as you can see she had various outrageous outfits. and also some other outrageous moments for the show including that appeance by lindsay lon, the first since being let out of rehab.
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all the highlights coming up -- or low lights, depending how you look at it. plus when you hear names like betsey johnson, and diesel, you think creative clothes. now returning to a bigger canvas designing hotels. we'll show you some stylish hot spots. later, picking the rig college for youreenager can be pretty stressful. you might start by looking at how much it costs, the ranking list. how much should you rely on the rankings when making your choice? perspective on what those mean. first get caught up on the latest morning news and for that we turn once again to ann curry. thankou so much. this morning the religious leader who plans to build an islamic cultural center near ground zero said that his project will be a victory for moderates of all faiths over the extremists. at a news conference imam rauf gave no signs he was planning to back down on building the
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center. >> in recent days some people have asked is there really a need for an islamic community center in lower manhattan? is it worth all this firestorm? the answer, ladies and gentlemen, is a categoricayes. >> and without going into details, the imam d say that he is trying to work on a solution to overcome the controversy. california officials have ordered pacific gas and electric to survey all of its natural gas lines to prevent a catastrophic explosion like the one that destroyed a san bruno neighborhood last week. some residents returned sunday to see what if anying is left of their homes. at least four people were killed. four others are now missing. and part of the ruptured pipeline is being sent to washington for analysis. another major fire is now burning in colorado, a wildfire near loveland burned hundreds of acres and at least one home on sunday. it'sbout 35 miles from boulder. the scene of that even bigger fire last week that destroyed
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more than 160 homes. theundberg survey says gas prices are holding just about steady dropping just a bit in the past three weeks down about a penny a gallon. the average price is now $2.69 for regular. and t horror film "resident evil afterlife 3d" took over at the box office tang in over $27 million. "takers" was second and "the american" with george clooney was third. let go back outside to
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good morning. the visibilities are improving. where we had the thick fog over the last couple of hours. these are the latest visibilities. now six miles in washington. never really had much fog in washington or points east. points west we did have near zero visibilities in the last hour but it's improving. the minimum visibilities in a few locations are now a quarter of a mile. it will improve over the next hour or so. increasing sunshine today with highs reaching the low 80s and then mostly sunny tuesday and wednesday. maybe some needed rain thursday.
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and that's your latest weather. natalie. >> all right, al, thank you. it's an awards show where anything can happen. the mtv video music awards were held last night. this featured a few surprises and great night for lady gaga. here's george lewis. >> for best female video to lady gaga. >> reporter: an evening that belongedo lady gaga nominated for an unprecedented 13 mtv awards. she took home 8 of them. >> tonight little monsrs are the cool kids at the party. >> the vma for best pop video to lady gaga. >> reporter: the "bad romance" video just kept picking up award after award. >> god bless pop music and god bless mtv tv. ♪ >> reporter: teen heartthrob justin bieber who performed for the audience outside nokia theater in los angeles was named the best new artist of the year.
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>> coming from a little town in canada, i never thought i would be in this position. thanyou to everybody. thank you to all my ns. >> reporter: the real trademark of this show has been rock stars behaving badly. and this year host chelsea handler egged on t celebs in the audience. >> so i wanto encourage everyone to be on their worst behavior. >> reporter: there was that moment last year when taylor swift was accepting her award. >> so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a vma award. >> reporter: and kanye west jumped onstage hogging the microphone. >> but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. >> reporter: west was widely condemned for doing that and even drew a rebuke from president obama. >> he's a jackass. >> reporter: this year as clips of that incident playedn an old black and white tv, swift sang a song about innocence and forgiveness. ♪ i guess you rlly did it this time ♪
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>> reporter: west also performed. an obscenity-laced song poking fun at his critics and perhaps also at himself. ♪ making her first tv appearance after being let out of jail in rehab, lindsay lohan kidded chelsea handler about alcohol abuse. >> you're a menace. do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? taket from me, they don't. >> reporter: finally, the biggest award of the night, video award of the year and another award for lady gaga. who with tears in her eyes managed a plug for h next song. ♪ i'm on the right track another first for awards shows. the singing acceptance speech. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. and courtney hazlett covers pop culture for todayshow.com. your overall take. last year pretty outrageous, that whole kanye west smackdown of taylor swift. this year. >> this year pretty lackluster. you heard chelsea handler said
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please if you do anything please misbehave. what we're really talki about today is the taylor swift/kanye west moment that's been built up for over a year. but overall not a really a lot to be memorable going forward. >> we saw with the taylor swift she actually sang that song about forgiveness and kanye west again kind of a vulgar song performing. did that kind of put all of that to bed? >> i think what's interesting is taylorswift's forgiveness balad is something we're loong at and saying maybe you should get over it because it was so drawn out and maybe overdone. in contrast to kanye west's song which was difficult to even know what he talked about between the audio tune and the nsoring. you almost needed -- you need closed caption to understand some of it. so what we're talking about is what was it he was saying, what was his purpose? didn't put anything to rest. >> lady gaga of course stole the night winning eight vmas,
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nominated for 13. she of course always one to talk about the outfits. you have to talk about her outfit. >> the first outfit she wore was something like bod chely meets william tell. >> and those shoes. >> the aual outfit she said was too heavy to walk in. she needed people to help lift her from the seat and the third was a reprice of her "rolling stone" bikini cover. yes, on the other cover. wore something thatooked like she swung by the meat counter at whole food. >> not really meat, right? >> it looks like leftovers. it might be more shocking if she showed up in khakis and a t-shirt. for now it's amusing and it was one of the more amusing parts. >> how about chelsea handler as the host?
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she's known for her pretty raunchy sense ofhumor. >> i think people expected something wa over the top. but this is a place that may not be her exact comfort zone. chelsea handler is very witty and has great insight into pop culture at lof the time but i think a lot of the jokes might have fallen flat d some of those lindsay lohan in the pretape. >> is it too soon of that? >> too soon indeed because it was so unfunny at the time. and seemed to benkind to everyone. we're not ready for it to be funny because it doesn't seem like lindsay lohan has recogned what happened. >> but how does lilo make a comeback? you would think this would be the easiest way -- >> i think her comeback has to come from hard work and a really good movie. just mocking herself isn't going to do it. >> meanwhile justin bieber as we heard named best new artist of the year. you, though, said in his performance last night not the
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best performance. >> not the best performance. i think poor lip syncing is the last reprehensible act in music. we let people get away with so much on stage these days. not being able to lip sync real well is almost unforgivable. i think the nest of justin bieber will let him ride this out but a little bit of a disappointing performance. >> also your favorite performance from uk band call florence and the machine. >> as the vmas were going on i didn't know who they were. who is this lady who is singing and doing it so well. first of all, it was a live performance. so many weren't and when they were they were a little bit off a la tayr swift. as it turns out i'm late on this one. she's huge in the uk over a year. her number one album not until january of 2010 but at the top of the uk charts more than 50 weeks. >> watch out for her next year. >> that's to really open our
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eyes up to new talent and new music. it happened right here with florence and the machine. >> what do they need to do next year? sounds like they're getting almost a little too predictable in your book. >> is a little bit too predictable. i think there aren't enough live acts that are really well done. and i think you need to appeal to a broader fan base because even for people who really study a lot of this music and really -- like to consider themselves on top of this game. there are so many acts that were just head-scratchers d you need to have a more broad appeal. >> courtney hazlett as always. thank you. check out more on msnbc.com pop culture. ming up, what do those college rankings really mean? advice on choosing the right college for your teen. coming up next, high fashion to high rises, we'll tell you about the new affordable trend in designer hotels. you
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this morning on "today's travel" designer hotels. several top fason designers have turned their artistic eye to hotels. many offering reasonable rates. is this a real trend that's becoming popular? >> it's actually a huge trend. the latest fashion accessory for designers is to have their own hotel. fashion is all about fantasy and drama and hotels these days are all about bigger is better. how better than to show the 360 of the brand. >> of course it's fashion week in new york. you must be all a-twitter. the pelican hotel in miami, florida, created by the clothing
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company diesel. >> diesel is a very cool italian-based kind of jean and casual wear company and they -- or actually they're ahead of the curve with miami. they came in the '90s and saw this low-slung '40s hotel and turned into a cool destination spot. it's under $200 which is great and even lower during low season which is now. the rooms areo funny. they're themeddifferently. one called me tarzan, you vein. you don't know if that's a translatn thing from italian or clever. i think they're being clever. the cafe there is very, very cool. definitely a place to see a lot of beautiful people walking down ocean drive. >> out to the wes coast. the parker palm springs. palm springs, california, designed by jonathan adler. he was ahead of the curve 2004. >> he was in terms of doing a new things with interiors. he does gorgeous ceramics.
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people love his work. he went to the old merv griffin resort. thateally takes you back. it needed an update but what's great about palm springs is it has all thishistory, the rat pack glamour. he added a lite touch of the mod '60s, a little of the feel-good '70s and turned it into a great destination hotel and spa. they have wonderful -- three swimming pools, which which is all saltwater. they have clay tennis courts. croquet and patung. >> you like that, right? under $300 and get better deals than that. >> across the pond to edinburgh, scotland. ma sony tel. i guess designed by missoni. >> missoni known for bright poppy colors. the head designer has taken all of those influences and put into the first hotel in edinborough.
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this is on the royal mile so it's kind of an interesting clash with kind of an italian brand coming to scotland. but it works perfectly. what's great if you book a month in advance you get 20% off. >> to ireland, the "g"otel in galway designed by a hatmaker. >> but the hatmaker to lady gaga, which we heard aot of at the vmas to sarah jessica parker. >> i would like a hat in meat. how do you pronounce his name? >> philip treacy. a very famous irish hatmaker. galway as you know is this beautiful part of western ireland. there's a nice combination. again, it's a contrast, this very modern hotels that feels like alice in wonderland in the middle of a charming town where there are grt pubs and a place to have fish and chips and cozy stuff to eat.
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9:26 is your time now. 66 degrees. foggy out there in the nation's capital. will we get sunshine today? tomill have your forecast right after the news. good morning, i'm eun yang. in the news for today, maryland is asking metro to pay up. montgomery county is expecting metro to pay nearly $3 million in energy taxes, but the transit agency asked state officials for an exemption. montgomery county leaders say the energy tax applies to all businesses, individuals and government agencies. they added that if metr does not pay it would leave a large gap in the county's budget. we'll have your weather and traffic when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning. theog is quickly dissipating. as we approach the 10:00 hour, we will see temperatures climbing into the 70s. right now we're in the 60s. we'll hit the low 80s by mid-aftnoon with lots of sunshine. morrow andednesday mostly sunny, highs low 80s. how's the traffic now, jerry? >> live pictures, 270 southbound still struggling to recover. it's all because of a beltway crash earlier on the outer loop at river road, so delays do continue out of rockville. one more stop headed for downtown. new lane configuration, three 95 and the 14th street bridge, just a minimal delay. >> join us early every
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♪ that is rock legend robert plant singing his hit single "angel nce." the former led zpelin front man will tell us all about it tomorrow when he stops by on "today." >> stop for a moment and think about that. robert plant is going to be here on the "today" show tomorrow. >> got to be somewhere. >> just makes us feel kind of good about ourselves. >> were you a big l.e.d. fan ede day? >> i think everyone. >> you were not? >> i mean i like -- nice enough guys. didn't buy an album. >> did you likeed zeppelin? this is kind of -- anyway --
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>> it's good. we always have the new performers and now bringing back some of the old. like that. on a more serious note coming up in this half hour we'll hear from 15-year-old josie ratley. >> as you know, she'she teenager who almost lost her life when she was brutally beaten about six months ago in a case of text rage. today she is making remarkable progress on her recovery after three brain surgeries taking small steps, learning colors and the alphabet. e'll talk about choosing the right college. many families base their choices on the high profile college ranking lists. what do those lists really mean when it comes to choosing a quality education for your son or daughter? we're going to tell you what you should consider to help you make the right choice. and la vida, was that led zeppelin? close enough. speaking of kids they're going to devour these three pasta dishes from giada de laurentiis. she's making three simple sauces
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you can have on hand to have with any pasta to save you time during a busy workweek. >> and y're so emotional. >> last night i was out singing with a led zeppelin cover band. >> do you think you have the voice to do the weather? >> let's find good morning. the fog continues to lift. now we're looking at clouds that were once areas of fog. they have lifted up now and they're breaking up a little bit. a little sunshine breaking out. the live view from the sky watcher camerawhich was obscured by fog just a half an hour ago. it's now climbing into the mid-60s throughout much of the
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region. we'll hit the low 80s by mid-afternoon with increasing sunshine. then tomorrow mostly sunny into the low 8s, more of the same wednesday, some much-needed rain is likely thursday. and that's your latest weather. carl. >> al, thanks. coming up next wk the victim of a vicious text rage beating on the road to recovery. s great. i eat anythinthat i want. key lime pie, pineapple upside down cake. no, i've actually lost weight...
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forgotten what happened here six months ago when josie ratley was savagely beaten police say by a boy her own age now charged as an adult with attempted murder. but we were able to meet her for the first time the other day and almost couldn't believe it was her. what a difference. she's now walking and talking. she had been in a medically induced coma. she hathree brain surgeries and does still have a long way to go. this is her story. this smiling, thoughtful young woman is josie ratley today. out for pizza with her mother. you might say here's any 15-year-old. all nail polish and lip gloss and music. >> miley cyrus. >> reporter: josie had us laughing chatting about an upcoming concert she'll see with her mom. >> but you have stay in the back of me. >> she doesn't want r mom to embarrass her. >> reporter: your mom could look like a teenager, though, i bet.
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those little moments of teenage embarrassment, even attitude. >> okay, hold it. >> reporter: are such a beautiful ing. it is hard to believe this was josie six months ago. part of her left brain so damaged, it had to be removed. five months ago, a heartbreaking struggle. today -- >> so what ithat color? it's your favorite word. >> blue. >> and this letter? >> ga. >> it would be da. >> reporter: struggle is still veryuch a part of josie's life but with her cognitive therapist alicia ann fauci who is volunteering her time, she has made strides. >> "l." >> "l." that spells like levi. >> yeah, exactly. awesome! how many do we have now? ready? >> ten. >> good. >> reporter: josie was a talented artist. this is her work. now, shetill loves art but can no longer draw. she has learned to color. >> good, you're using your right hand.
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awesome. >> reporter: and is very particular. >> and with the leaves do -- you use this one. >> i went out of the lines, so she's outlining it off to make it perfect. >> reporter: imagine having to relearn everything from showering to the simplest words. >> what is this? >> fork. >> good. what do you do with a fork? >> reporter: she's just starting her abc's again. >> what sound does "a" make? >> ah. >> good. and what is that a picture of? >> ale. >> reporter: can run through colors. >> red, green, red -- >> reporter: but often gets stuck on blue. her brain finds a way around it. sky. >> it's what? >> ithe sky. >> okay. it's in the sky, right. so the sky color is what? blue. >> reporter: these days have en bittersweet for her mother. >> she looks wonderful. but the insi is still healing. it seems like she remembers pieces and stuff like that from the past, but she doesn't remember too much of the present.
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>> reporter: and she has no idea what happened toer, does she? >> no, not at all. she says, you know, i used to know how to read and i can't read now. >> i can't do that. >>ay not now. >> never. >> don't ever say never. >> never say never. you can. >> it's kind of like if you have take a jigsaw puzz and throw it all over the table that's what happened to her brain. now we're putting the puzzle back together piece by piece. >> she has been putting this puzzle together -- >> we alhope for 100%, you know, but no one knows what the limit is going to be. i have a lot of conversation with god about that. she's everything. and he took that away from me -- >> reporter: emotion is a constant. but mom hilda says small victories are starng to win out. >> this morning i couldn't find my glasses and i got upset. and she goes, mom, really? she says, you are going get all upset for a pair of glasses?
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that gives me -- and of course i have tears in my eyesnd she goes, mom, don't start crying. because i'm always hiding it. it's hard not to cry. school bus was on the side of the car. she goes, mom, i remember i s on one of those. and i says, yeah. i said, do you miss that? not really, she goes. yoknow. so i was just quiet, you know. she goes you're not crying, are you? i said, no. >> let's put it together. good. getting better at this. >> just don't give up on my baby. still send prayers. >> reporter: in fact, we asked josie's mother what she needed and she said only prayers. those close to her, though, say josie could use games for her wii system, puzzles and things to stimulate her min and said her mother could use a lot of help around the house just caring for josie but that would take more resources than she has
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at the moment. >> we hope the people there in the community sure do step up and hp out after all that young lady has been through. such a picture of strength there. michelle kosinski, thanks so much. great story. coming up next, the truth about those all-important college rankings. a
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reallymean? here with perspective kaat cowen from ivy wise. there are four major college nkings and guides, right? >> right. "u.s. news & world report" which is the oldest one out there, "forbes," princeton review and kaplan "newsweek" guide came out today. >> these have different criteria? >> they all have different criteria and they use multiple resources. so i can't get into all of them but i can tell you a little bit about each one. "u.s. news & world report" is looking at the school's activity, alumni givin and for the first time, high school guidance counselors. forbes is emphasizing post graduate success, student satisfaction and student debt. princeton review has ranked the schools into 62 different categories from the academic to art. where professors get high marks. and the "wsweek" rankings,
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they've taken 13 different lists and had top 25 in each list. so you'v got things like the most desirable sools to the schools that are the best for do-gooders and things like that. they use things like the academic qualifications of admitted students and the school's endowment. >> sounds like they're good to cross-reference with and probably these different criteria also explains why a college like sarah lawrence was ranked 13 by princeton and 170 by forbes. >> righ and they rank differently on different lists. and that sarah lawrence isn't even ranked by "u.s. news & world report" and it didn't show up on any of the "newsweek" top 25 lists. bu then you have schools like williams which does show up at the top of all of these lists, one on u.s. news best liberal arts and number one forbes best college list and number two on
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"newsweek's" mos desirable rural schools and number four on most desirable small schools. you're seeing some schools that are on the top of every list. >> should a drop in ranking send up a red flag? >> it shoun't, because the criteria can change from year to year on the same list. and that can affect a school's position on the list from year to year. just because a school has gon up or down doesn't mean that the school is significantly better or worse. so, for example, forbes last year ranked duke number 104. but this year it's ranked number 41 which is a 63-place difference. it doesn't mean duke has inherently changed that much. it's that the criteria has changed. >> i see. so then how do we factor these rankings into our thinking as we start thinking about these colleges? >> well, i think they are a good starting point for your research and it's a great place also to maybe discover schools you haven't heard of before. but it's important to know that just because a school is number one doesn't mean it's the nber one school for you or your student. and you really need to come up with your own rankings.
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we encourage students to really think about the criteria that's important to them and come up with their own personalized list of hopefully ten first choice schools. >> and too that, they've got to do some things, some leg work, for example -- you have actually a lipps of suggestions about w we can develop our own criteria. >> yes. students should become familiar with the schools themselves. they can visit the campus or do a virtual tour. look up the courses, professors, learn something about those professors who are teaching those urses. you can look at the resources at the schools, the extracurricular activities you might get involved in on and off campus or internship or career placement programs. you also definitely want to use your high school college counselor. that's a great resource t use. >> exactly, because he or she can really guide you into thinking -- because he or she may have a sense of your child and what to be looking for. i'm in the throes of this, so i know this is really importa advice. thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> really appreciate it. >> for more information logon to
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this morning on "cooking with giada" pasta sauce made simple. withids back in school and full day of work it can beard to time tinld for a hearty meal. giada de laurentiis has three simp pasta sauces. you can't go wrong with pasta for the kids. >> no. i think parents love pasta. it's an easy way to fill up the kids and give them some nutritious. three easy ways. 1 1/2 sticks of butter. all the kids love butter. melt the butter and then add a tablespoon of fresh thyme. this is kind of a spin on the classic which is buttered sage but the thyme is lemoner and
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gives more body and flavor and litens it up. that melts. you add the thyme. you let that all kind of melt together just for like two minutes and then pour it over ravioli. i like it with stuffed pasta. so any kind of ravioli. next vodka sauce. love vodka sauce. three cups of marinara store bought. wrong one. sorry. a cup of vodka. >> wow! >> there we go. you cook this down for 20 minutes. obviously all of the vodka doesn't evaporate but most does. it gives a little heat in the back of the throat which is why i love it. after 20 minutes add half a cup ofeavy cream and half a cup of parmesan cheese. this is what it looks like. >> kind of a more brownish color. >> it's kind of creamy, just like that. >> andf you wanted to, you could repla the heavy cream with a lighter one if you wanted. but you don't want to. you don't want to! >> if you want to. but after you taste this lovely
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spaghetti with vodka sauce, you won't want to. but for a lighter spin, something that you -- >> this is very healthy. >> this is really healthy. i use some walnuts. it's a spicy pesto. jalapeno. if you use the seeds it can be spicier. so decide how much jalapeno you want to add. add no seeds if you want. two garlic cloves, arugula, asiago cheese. you must take a bite. >> ordered by giada to take a bite. >> hi, come on in. this can be cd. it can be a snack or side dish. add shrimp or chicken or beef or anything to this. >> you made this with walnuts and not pine nuts? >> walnuts, gentlemanly pena, garlic, spinach, arugula. >> we like this. >> i'm going to try one of each. >> those ravioli and vodka sauce with spaghetti. >> you have helped solve our dinner problems with the kids as usual. >> vegetle in there.
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pasta sauce. all of it is in there. much more -- carl, you want to eat a bite of this? >> i do. move over!
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9:56 is your time now, 74 degree blue skies now after the fog cleared. tom will have your forecast right after the news. good morning, i'm eun yang, it
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is september13th, 2010. it is the final day of early voting in the district. mayor adrian fenty is in a tough re-election bid agait vincent gray. in maryld early voting ended last thursday. tomorrow is primary election day in d.c. and maryland. turning now to the forecast. the sun is shining. i was just outside feels good out there, tom. >> what a difference just about a half an hour makes. we had the fog around, quickly dissipated and now with the sunshine we're warming up into the 70s. we'll hit the low 80s by mid-afternoon. not very humid, a beautiful day under way. tomorrow more of the same, probablyot as much fog in the mornings. wednesday similar. on thursday a chance for much-needed rain. highs near 80. after that, looking nice for the end of the week into the weekend. we'll see temperatures near 80 friday, saturday and sunday with morning lows in the 60s and 50s. so a terrific weekend comingup. and jer, how our traffic now? >> live pictures at this hour of no delay and a light volume. 395 northbound at the 14th street bridge, you can see left
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lane closed off, but again, smooth sailing all the way into town. one more stop, thoerlts are checking the capital beltway outer loop near rockville pike for an accident just reported. the rest of the rush hour for the most part we're beginning to wind down thankfully, good news. >> join us early every day, "news 4 today" begins at 4:30 man: we need a sofa. something i n stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> llo, everybody. it is fun day,eptember 13th. it was a big, big weekend around here in new york, so much going on. hope you had a good one. >> it was rocking and rolling. you were busy,eren't you? >> i was busy, but i was rocking and rolling like you, hoda. >> i rocked a little bit. a little bit. here's the thing, i had never -- fashion night out, they have it on t friday night of the beginning of fashion week, and i wasn't 100% clear on what it was. madison avenue is just people walking in and out of stores -- >> like a block party. >> yeah, like 11:00 at night, street fair. if you walked down madison on a normal day in new york, people brush by you, excuse me -- >> they don't 50urusually say ee me. >> they just walk by and whack you. it was very bourbon street-ish,
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minus the booze, but it was so fun. i mean, i couldn't -- i'm not even interested in shopping, like that's not for me. >> yes. >> but i liked that. that was at saks. saks had another party. they had a the fashion designers in one place at one time. >> and that was hosted by anna wintour. she had a big weekend. she watched the loss. >> i want nadal because the other guy i never even heard of. >> djokovic, right? >> yeah, yeah, exactly. >> he -- i felt bad for him, because the crowd was not really withim. >> i wanted federer so bad to win that. >> he had his time. he's won everything. you've got to let other people in life, hoda. >> give it up, a right?
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>> you're intosports this weekend. >> i went to a friend's wedding. my friend mike was my director in high school, married his beautiful bride victoria. went to that a little bit, had some friends over and then yesterday went to watch the giants, they beat the carolina panthers 31-18. it was not pretty. >> it wasn't pretty in the beginning. >> frank goes, csie, it's a quarter, not an act. it is not an intermission, it is halftime. you would think after 24 years i would get it. we played a stadium, not a theater. but anyway -- >> frank is out there at halftime. >> we were in the box. we got there two hours early. i said why do they want us there so early. now i know why. >> why? >> i baby sat 24 of the maris grandchildren. they have so many grandchildren, unbelievable. but, cody wasn't here, but i texted him back and forth. cas and frank went down on the field. frank disappeared into the legay room.
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>> what goes on there? >> as i said, they said, where's frank, i said the legend is in the legacy room. appareny a new stadium is gorgeous. what do you want for a billion six? >> no kidding. >> he disappeared and he was over there doing what he does best, being legendary. and then he went out on the field with harry carson and, oh, gosh, just now forgetting the name of the other gentleman that was -- they did the toss. and anyway, it was fun. it is so ch fun to sit there with mrs. mara because she's the matriarch of really allof the nfl now. and she's in there, the two boxes with all the kids, all the grandchildren, i mean, great grandchi grandchildren, the archbishop dolan was in there. and to hear this little thing come out with what she comes out with when the team dsn't -- >> what does she say? >> she's just feisty. she doesn't do anything -- no, no, no. she lets her feelings be known. it is a lot of fun and we're
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always delighted to be up there with her. >> a lot of people last night were watching sports, the vmas were on, the video music awards. those are always some -- they're very chatty. chelsea handler hosted, first time a woman hosted in nine years. and there was a ttle bit at the top of the show which i thought was cool, it was with her and lindsay han. >> a surprise appearance. >> a surprise. i think it was on tape. but let's listen. >> have you beendrinking? >> no. >> really? why is your ankle bracelet going off? >> oh, that just means my table is ready at the cheesecake factory. >> wake up, handler. pull it together! you're a mess. do you think anyone wants t work wi a drunk? take it from me, they don't. >> ay, okay. you turned your life around. maybe i can too. >> that's the spirit kid, now go get them. >> that was a cute open. she did herself a good service last night. >> i do too. >> i think people are really pullg for her now. "the times" were not kind to
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chelsea's hosting skills. i watched a half an hour of it because i was -- >> going to bed. >> and everything else. i think she's a very talented girl. i just think she's better skem brainiouslyhan scripted. >> lady gaga won almost every award. >> 20 people are to help you up on stage with each award you win, maybe you could think about that, i'm probably going to win a few. >> she did say she didn't think she was going toin this one and had to lug that big dres up. >> like princess diana, 20 people carrying her dress. what is that? >> we have to cut to cher. this was the meat one. th's made of meat. let's go to cher first. cher looked awesome, by the way. >> cher always looks awesome. >> so far i'm the oldest chick with the biggest hair and the littlest costume. all right, back in the day i used to get thrown off mtv for wearing things like that which seems so tame now.
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and that was when lady gaga was baby gaga and marshallmather, i guess his biggest thing is whether he should buy peanut or plain m&ms. >> cute. she's a pro. >> she is a pro. >> she's in her 60s. look at that body. >> how is that possible? what is she doing? what kind of workout is that? that's sheer and there are no spanx going on. >> she admits to help along the way. i would like to know who helped her so i can find them and get in line. >> you have to see the lady gaga outfit, she walked up -- >> it was meat. >> it was meat. it was the hat and the shoes. what she said after the hug -- >> i don't think i would hug a woman wearing meat. >> she said, i never thought i would be askin cher to hold my
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meat bag. >> i never thauldought i would asking cher to hold my meat purse. thank you so much. i s so scared i would let my fans down. thank you so much. i promised if i won this tonight, i would announce the name of my new record. good night. >> doing one of her thanks as -- >> that one. she sang that thank you. >> she's very, very talented. i wouldn't want the -- there is so much pressure in showbiz anyway and then what kind of meat am i going to wear tonight? you know, so much burden to life. >> that's a real meat outfit. >> we decide every morning what color, you know. that's i >> cheese texture. >> what flavor she has to decide. it is unbelievable. >> our favorite things time. >> our favorite things. >> i'll do mine while yours comes. while jerry is getting kathie lee -- >> jerry pauled an ann mara over there. >> this is called body butter by bliss. i love it. i love it a lot. i love it because sara haines
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gave it to me as a present, which i adore. it is the best kind of lotion -- >> i do regift. but this is -- here, try a little. it is so creamy, it is not oily, itas cocoa butter in it. >> very nice. >> we're go to go -- let's go to sara. >> my favorite thing is new color by opi, ski teal we drop. look at this. i have it on. it is crazy. and i don't get tattoos or piercings so this is as good as it gets. i was at the fashion night out and i ran into you and we have a little flavor for those who don't get to do this kind of stuff. so let's che it out. >> is fashion week a big thing for you? >> it is. it is big for the city at large. this year seems massive and exciting. itis good. it is a lot of fun. >> fashion night out is the most
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important night to me. it is really showing the customer what is exciting in fashion in the moment. >> thewant to shop. people love fashion, they love the celebrity aspect of it and they want to see what's new. >> i don't think anybody had any idea that anyone would even turn up and they didnd they had a great time and they went shopping and the minute the night was over, i got a lot of pho calls saying will you do it again this year. >> i think the beauty of fashion night out is to bring the customer into the stores and see fall. >> i'm still loving short skirts with lots of detail. u can take any little mini like i'm wearing now with a great thirt or sweater, pair it up with thick tights for fall and this is great. right now, just starting to get a chill, to like all the way through to march. >> she's back on. she's going. >> all righty. so a lot of fun. >> what happened? where's sara? she's gone. >> it was a lot of fun. >> cool, excellen nice b, sara. this is supsedly my favorite thing. but took one look at it and
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this is not as i remembered my favorite thing. so i'm going to save it for next week. >> you can't tease us. >> this is not the same stu. >> don't do it. >> the same stuff, i can't do it. i can't lead my folks astray. want to say hi to dan black visiting with me from los angeles. he's my attorney big stuff. big important stuff. >> he's here to kick some you know what. >>here he is. we have got the neal sedaka. he's in the house. now he's written a children's book and it is wa"waking up is hard to do". we'll be right back after this. ♪ [ female announcer ] thbest way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to specialk.com to design your plan.
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back in theays of the jukebox, music icon neil sedaka wrote and recorded a song that took on a life its own. >> it w 1962 and the song was "breaking up is hard to do." it had so much success that he leased a slow version of it 10 years later. >> fast-forward to now, the days ofdo
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of downloads and sedaka is back with something fore younger generation, a much younger generation. >> it is called "waking up is hard to do," a song and a children's book. >> d this ole thing my three. >> they're the cutest. i saw themn california. they're adorable. >> the twinirlsnd thelittle boy. >>ow oldre they, neil? >> charlotte and aman are 7. >> twins. >> there they are. michael is 5, just5. i made a cd a couple of years ago called "waking up is hard to do." it was so successful that this wonderful book publisher said, we want a book called "waking up is hard to do." so the next one is going to be "i love my dinosaur pet". >> and -- ♪ lunch lunch will keep us together ♪ >> that's our whole theme song. >> the whole series will be coming ou >> that's great. how are kids taking to the songs, though, neil? >> i have three original songs
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at the back of the book. and, you know, i was in the bril building, the hooks are catchy and kids always went for those kinds of tngs, very singable songs. and i have been so busy. i have a show coming out in the west end in london. i just flew in from london last night >> and he's going to be -- can we say -- when it comes to the theater in england, london, you're going to be a part of it for five weeks as it gets going. >>es. it is called "laughter in the rain." it is the story of neil sedaka. ♪ laughter in the rin walking hand in hand with the one i love ♪ >> the guy who -- ♪ oh, how i love the rainy days ♪ >> jersey boys, move over. >> move over. >> it goes to the west end from my birth to age 35, somebody plays me, liba, my mother, my
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father, elton john. >> it tends with you getting your first number one single "laughter in the rain." >> yes it does. >> isn't that great. >> was that a tough road to get that first number one? >>lton john resurrected me. i was out of work for 12 years and i was a ghost from the '50s. he said, neil sedaka is a valid sier/songwriter. and then -- >> captain and taneel. >> i so excited because i'm record my first symphony with the london philharmonic, going full circle back to my roots. i was afraid to write classical all these years. >> you love to play it, though. >> you came to the house. >> yeah, he just started playing brahms, want to come over? we all would, we would sit in the living room. >> 50 people that day, you came. anyway, i've written my first sphony and first piano
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concheco concerto. >> and no arthritis. >> no arthritis. >> your book is for what age? >> i would say 2 to 6. and we're doing -- >> we shoul talk about your illtrator because they're charming illustrations. you want to mention thatperson. >> mr. nearis, a wonderful illustrator. i think it is wonrful that little children are introduced to reading and to books. >> but then when they hear the real song on the radio, theygo, mommy, it doesn't go like that. >> it is not the same. >> neil, we love you. good luck. >> we're going to come, frank and i, to west end, i'll drag hoda. >>the kid who plays me is fabulous. >> he better be. >> handsome and great. >> just like neil himself. coming up next, jackie warner holds "thintervention." yy with delicious sweet filling my kids will love. plus i get two boxtops for their school. toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat.
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sier network on bravo. >> she has the same jaw droppingly tight abs but a brand-new look and a brannew show called "thintervention" with jkie warner. >> i brought something for you. two cookies. that's what you had, when you cheated with the other night. >> yeah, it is. >> this is 140 calories. we're gointo work off this 140 calories right now. this will count how many calories you're going to burn off because you're going to hit thetairs and hit them holding here you go, hit it. hit the stair coming up. >> that's one cookie? you wish. >> how many times is a cooe? >> i always wanted to know. really? >> no. >> it is. 43 calories. keep going. >> that's it? first of all, you made him hold the cookies. that was cruel. >> they were sweaty and broken when we were finished with that. i was trying to show him the pleasure pain principle. >> they don't equal out, do
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they? >> they do not. i had to get them to attach to workouts as being very pleasurable, which they are for me. and cookies and candy and that junk that was keeping them heavy and low self-esteem is very painful. it is not worth it. >> you just touched on the whole issue. i know i have to work out. but you just said i is fun for you. you love it. >> yeah. >> i hate every minute of it. how can we get to the love for it that you have? >> well, you told me that just bore this you told me you were running again. don't u -- >> i hate it. >> she hates it. >> don't you at any point, but you love the result. look at your body. look at your bodies >> i like the result. i'm not loving it yet, because i ain't you. but i think that's the biggest problem most people don't enjoy working out. they see it as a trial, not a joy. >> well, here's the thing, chemicals are released, endorph endorphins, dopamine. it is very quick. >> would never happen to me.
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>> with intense woouts i also teach them on the show what intensity means. i have that don't stop until you drop that goes to muscle failure principle that is very intense exercise and that releases the chemicals. i think what makes the show unique is it is not like a -- you're not in a house together, you're going to people's homes and it seems like it is a bit more real than some of the other reality shows. >> it is completely real. they have to take my tools, i say i'm not the star of the show, they are. as the cameras follow them home, they ta my tools, i give them the advice, they have to go home and live it, go to the bars, the restaurants and their personal lives and live it. >> is there a theme about what is the hardest part for people? what is it? >> it is self-esteem building. basically how do i turn -- how do i turn self-loathing into self-loving? that's what the entire show is about. it is about building self-esteem and here's how you do it. you have to set small achievable goals every day and achieve them li we were children and studied for a test and we got an a, that built self-esteem. when we procrastinated and
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didn't stud that built self-loathing as children. remember, we are all children still as adults and we have to still apply ourselves and reach those goals. >> jackie, we wish you good luck with the though. >> thank you. >> you must be thrilled it is not about your personal life. >> i'm so thrilled. so thrilled. >>t is going to be on tonight at 10:00 >> yes. >> on bravo. that's 9:00 central. good luck with the show. >> all the best to you. >> thank you so much. do we want to medically become our mothr? i think so. plus, the cheat sheet in case you missed it last night about the vmas. my husband's work shirt, my red dress, and... my daughter's favorite tee. all in one load. shout color catcher absorbs the colors that run. the proof is on the sheet. shout color catcher... visit shoutoffers.com for special offers.
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♪ light it up like it's dynamite ♪ we'reovering last night's mtv's video music awards. >> here with the scoo bonnie fuller and roseanne coletti. >> hi, ladies. >> you tched, i take it. >> absolutely. >> the outfits stole the show, gaga's outfits, right? >> how could you not be glued to the raw meat dress and the stage made me hungry. >> this looked like the nbc peacock, i have to say. how do you walk in those shoes? >> those shoes were crazy. >> i d see that award. but what struck me was not seeing gaga dressed like that, because we're used to that, but how uncomfortable ellen degeneres was being the first presenter after what had happened at the beginning of the show. am i wrong? >> she's a vegan. she's a vegan.
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she knew what was comingp with gaga. i think that made her uncomfortable too. >> she had already called her to task for that and presented her with a vegan bini and said if you want to make a statement -- >> that would have been interesting if she war a vegetable bikini. >> kanye and taylor, there was a lot about them outdoing themselves and it was so spontaneous the first time around. >> it happenedast night and it surprised us all. it was organic to the night. when you try to plan and how to get back, it is not good. >> it got overhyped. didn'tyou feel it was like a -- it wnt on and on and on. her song went on and on and on. >> it was perfect typecasting too. he was dressed all in red, looked like the devil, t language was -- >> can't find a clip. >> we had to bleep him out throughout the whole song. >> it was an amazing number,
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though. >> her song was so sad and i felt like she is too forgiving. he's calling him innocent and he's 32 years old. >> i thought she was talking about herself, actually, when she said innocent. >> i think she was talking about him. that's too much forgiveness. >> she's remained a lady trough this whole thing. what i do want to say about her is she is a great role models for young girls. i have a 17 dwre-year-old and t is a lot of people out there whose behavior is -- she's a lady and a hard working talented girl. >> she is. she looked beautiful. >> she sure did. >> i thought that was a wonderful retro makeup. >> aren't the vmas raunchier than i remember? i don't remember them being so icke. >> i think you're right. i think from the get go,rom the opening of the whole show and that was a running theme throughout. it was distracting. for me i was a little distracting to what the awards should have been. >> they didn't have a big gag setup, like remember when britney and monna kissed, we had no big moment like that.
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>> what have we come to though when we can't have an awards assembly and awards show based on the talented people themselves, not what they're going to get and the outrageous stuff they're going to do. >> don't you think eminem and rihanna, i thought that was pure talent. he was voicing his feelings about his drug problems. >> you saw like the group from "jackass" presenting the waawar and the guy pulled his pants off -- >> and the "jersey shore" cast must bes in t members in the tub. >> what about justin bieber lip syncing. he was gettinglack for that. >> they always get flack for lip syncing. it is a music show. you're not supposed to cheat. >> his dancing had improved. did you notice that? >> i thought his dancing as great. >> he took it to the next level. i guess it is hard to sing and dance like that. usher had the same problem.
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>> and what was the last thing we were going to discuss? >> jennifer aniston and john mayer, getting back together? >> they got back togetherhis weekend. she went backstage, she went to a show in atlanta, she went backstage, they took a party over to her hotel, got a suite, hung out. this guy has kind of kissed and told on her three times. >> why would you -- why do you think you deserve that kind of perso >> she likes him. >> yeah, but when someone mistreats you or -- >> i don't understand it at all why she keeps going back for more. he's nine ars younger, he's imature. he talked about her in "rolling stone". i think it says something about her. >> maria lo lopez and his girlfriend had a girl. >> six pounds something. >> are they getting married? what is the story? >> no word about marriage. >> they are talking about a second baby. he says he wants three. >> speaking of relationships, liam --
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>> he had cameras there. how strange. >> he's going to write a book. >> she was so tough and so strong during the whole thing, and i peeked over to to much an you don't want to do that. it was like a "csi" episode. >> men are wimps. >> he wants to write a book about parenting. >> that's why god gave women the responsibility, right there. thanks so much, ladi. we'll see you soon. up next, tell me t truth, have i become my mother? >> a little bit. >> is that so bad? >> not really. >> right after this. where? it's really good. do you see it? it's called hope. hope? yeah. hope. i don't see any hope. i don't see any hope in here. you can see it there, butou can see it here... 'case every time you get a happy meal or a mighty kids meal some of the money goes to ronald mcdonald house chariti. to help lots of kids and families. hope's good! happy meals. the simple joy of helping. ♪
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it is time for "today's family." an interesting look at the mother/daughter dynamic and something almost every daughter wonders. >> am i becoming my mother? here to weigh in are lifestyle expert harriette cole and the authors of "secrets of "jewish mother". >> is it a genetic thing, do we become our mothers or something through behavior we watch and emulate? >> i think it is a dual kind of thing. many of us lok like our mothers. i look like my mother. we also behave like our mothers and it makes sense. we grow up with them. >> there is yr mother. >> she is here. she is a beautiful woman. >> yeah. we grow up with them, we learn the values of our mothers, of our families through our mothers.
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so it makes sense that at a certain point it clicks in and then you hear yourself and you say something or you do something >> hello. >> or your face, or your rear end. >> what d you and your sister think? >> i'm exactlyike my mother. but in a good way. i do sound like her. i actually literally sound like her. clean up the om, the clean up -- allison, clean up your room, you're a p-i-g. she can spell now. she's watching. ke your medicine and don't forget a sweater when you leave the house. i used to yell, i know i need a sweater and w i dothe same thing she does. >> i do that to frank now. poor frank. >> lisa, do you cch yourself when you're doing it. do y say, that's something my mom does. >> or the words or the intonation that comes out of your mouth and you're like, is that m mother that just spoke.
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we put a quiz at the end of the book. how do you know you're a -- the last question was are you starting toound lik your own mother? is that a goyell in yiddish, if you're not married, you better wah it. >> how do we learn as young children. our children learn the world through us before any other outward affects and influences on them. so how do we learn as mature women as we're growing how to keep the best of what we learn from our moms and how to avoid what she maybe had problems with? >> i think it is practicing awareness. when you notice that you're doing something that your mother does, you're behaving the way your mother does, then you can evaluate it. is this a good thing? does this make me feel good? or does this really bother me. i think it takes a lot of discipline, but if it is a bad behavior, you can stop it at your generation. you don't have to keep it and pass it on. >> you have to work hard. >> good luck.
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>> in our family dynamic, we had an unusual siation, i adored my grandma, my mother's moher, but the truth is, may she rest peace, my mother and her mother did not get along, and our mother raised us very consciously. my mom did it this wa i'm doing it another way. so i learned from a parent who consciously changed a lot of the patterns. >> it can be done. >> she changed. >> yeah. >> we can't chge them. we can change ourselves. >> remember that, hoda. >> got it. >> i feel like we know gloria. what are the best part that you think you took from r? >> generosity. >> yeah. and being a friend. my mother is the most loyal, good-natured, she would give -- she gives her advice. my mom gives aamazing advice and gives it away for free. >> both of your moms are -- do you think your kids turned out like you? >> i'm crying. >> that's the other question. when do we get -- we asked this last week, when do we stop thering and become our
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mother's friend and vice versa? >> i think around 30. first of all, when i turned 30, i dn't have kids yet, but when i turned 30, i actual called to apologize and said, you've been so patient, thank you so much. anour dynamic changed. but after having my daughter, i realized, i always knew my mother was a great mother, but after that, i was like, wow, you did so much. >> when i became a mother, i knew how hard it was. >> you haven't had children yet. how is it for you? >> we have always been really close. i hope i take the good things from her. she has so few bad things. >> there we are with our moms. >> dor, you did good, by the w, with harriette. >> did done good. >> just to remind you of your moer. >> just for a second. ladies, thank you. good luck with your book still. it is out there on the shelves. >> up next -- >> delicious one pot meals cooked lowand slow. >> the way i like it. >> after this.
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an easy choice. time for "today's kitchen." we're getting sauy with irian duarte, author of "culinaryian". >> she's here to turn up the heatn your slow cooker and to make some hearty slow cooked mea. >> we came home from the game last night and had soup. you want something like that. >> you could have started this in the morning. >> had i known. >> next game, next game. this a beef brisket with a play on corned beef and cabbage. we're using beef, but s. paddy's day, use corned beef. >> that's what lady gaga had last night. >> she'll need one of these. >> you put that in the crock pot. >> these are red bliss potatoes.
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carrots. >> look how big and chunky too. >> you want them like tha because it is going to cook for eight hoyers. >> that's what the french do too. >> it is about the heartiness and the meatiness. we're adding a little brown sugar, water, and the twist on this is a nice dark beer. brings in that caramelization and ric flavor. >> and all the alcohol is boiled out, so you don't have to worry about that. >> is this going in too? >> that goes in the last hour. the best thing about this, now crock pots are -- they're amazing because you can set it and forget it and there is a timer and it will shut itself off after eight hours. you can start this in the morning -- >> no stirring. >> do not want to open the lid because if you open the lid if u keep peeking, it is going to cook longer and longer and longer. the last hour and a half you're going to add that. >> shouldn't let you. it should be on one of those things that won't let you pick it up. >>this will serve about eight
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and it costs -- it costs about $2 a serving. >> a person. >> 300 calories. >> so what are we making here? >> this is a beef shoulder. we're going to make a little spice rub of cayenne, paprika, salt, cumin, chili powder. we're going to mix it up. and u just -- >> it is a rub. you rubt on. if you want to rub, rub, rub. again, this is great because another -- >> like to rub. >> i do too. >> me stuff you don't like to do when you're cooking, it is fun to rub. >> you throw that in the crock pot. >> and just dump. >> you didn't rub that so great, t -- >> all right. >> we got all our flavors going on and now we're going to even add more to get that barbecue pulled pork so we have molasses. >> that's that creole mustard. >> little cid vinegar. >> okay. >> brown sugar. >> i like brown sugar.
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>> i like how we don't have to do anything. >> i don't want y girls getting -- you look so lovely today. this is ketchup. this is our barbecue. a little water. this is a little hot sauce. >> okay. >> oh, yeah. >> and onions. >> and our onions. so, again, this is great. you just -- >> do you are to mix all those or just dump them in. >> the eam and it is all going to just come together. >> how long are we cooking this for? >> about eight hours. >> eight hours. >> are we going eat? >> when you do the other one, don't forget to add this an hour before. >> have the kids put it in when they get home from school. let's stt, this is lovely, so this is our brisket here. we'll slice up, i'll -- >> look like rst beef. is it the same concept? >> yes. you can do a pot roast. you can do so much. you can do soups. i mean, you can get crazy with your crock pot. >> get a fork for me. >> that's a good title for your
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next book. "g crazy with your crock pot". >> on top chef, he won a crock pot, that was one of my prizes. i use mine a lot. i love it. here's the pork, look at how easy this pulls apart. look at that. >> shouldn't need a knife. >> you don't. you don't. look, it just pulls apart. you can eat this on a sandwich, you can eat it with -- we did beans, some dried beans. >> i like it with coleslaw. >> that's a nice, great -- >> have a bite of that. >>after the game, after it is -- >> thank you. >> thank you. >> that's delicious. >> and easy. so easy.
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sara, everybody is still talking about the big awards show last night. >> a lot of people are putting their favorite moments involving taylor smith some in some way. dana wrote, hold my meat purse. classic.
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>>meat purse was -- that was a claic. >> did people like the awards or -- >> our fan base might not have liked them as much. people were a little disappointed this year, i think. that's what i'm see on here. >> i think they were a little raunchy. >> you were at the big event friday night with the fashion. i was sitting at home watching "it's a wonderful life." how was that? >> i had the best time of my life, popcorn "it's a wonderful life," jimmy stewart. old people love this sort of thing. it makes us happy. leave us alone. we have a right to be here too. >> coming up tomorrow, robert plante is going to be with us. >> he's older than i am. and actor justin long stops by. nice to see him. havean awesome, fun day, everybody. tomorrow is booze day. something to look forward to.
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